Bourne senior Foster Rubinstein has been a steadying presence on the boys’ soccer team since the 8th grade.
He may not describe himself as the star player for the Canalmen on the pitch, but as a “main contributor,” the mild-mannered Rubinstein goes about his job as the team’s right back in a workmanlike fashion.
That lunch-pail mentality dates back to his days playing youth soccer in Bourne at the age of four and stayed with him through various travel leagues. As an 8th grader, Rubinstein played in the high school program while also playing for a youth team. And by his junior year he got the call up to the varsity squad.
Despite the lack of flare, he does possess some flash as he’s also a standout on the track, where he is part of both the winter and spring teams for Bourne. As a varsity runner since his freshman year, Rubinstein uses the track to flash his athletic skillset.
In school he’s been the recipient of a number of scholar awards while joining the National Honor Society last year as a junior. This year, he serves as the treasurer of the National Honor Society. Additionally, been a part of the high school’s theater program since he was in the 5th grade.
Outside of school, Rubinstein stays busy working as a soccer referee for the Town of Bourne in the fall and spring months for recreational and travel soccer leagues. He’s earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boys Scouts, which he’s been a part of since he was six. He’s also a part of 4H for a number of years.
What do you love about soccer? What drew you to the sport, and what made you stick with it?
Soccer was something I grew up with due to being introduced to it when I was so young. I grew up to admire the sport. I have always loved lacing up the cleats and challenging myself everyday to get better and try my hardest.
What is your favorite pregame warmup music?
I like to listen to a wide variety of music including rap.
Who is on your Mount Rushmore of role models?
My Mount Rushmore of role models would have to be Coach Arki, Coach Czar, Mrs. Murphy and my grandfather, Hugh Bigelow. They have all taught me life lessons and shaped me into the person I am today. They have taught me the value of hard work and dedication.
Do you have any plans after graduation?
After graduation, I hope to go to a Massachusetts college to study criminal justice and go into federal law enforcement. I am planning on applying to several schools so I do no know where I plan to be next year. I also plan to play soccer or do track in college at either the club or varsity level depending on the school.
What is your favorite school subject?
My favorite school subject would have to be anatomy and physiology. I enjoy learning about science and biology.
What is your greatest high school moment, either athletically or academically?
My greatest high school moment was when the soccer team qualified for the state tournament on Senior Night this past Monday against Upper Cape Tech at home.
Which three people would you invite to a dinner party?
The three people I would invite to a dinner party would be Dan Bilzerian, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, due to the opportunities and wealth they made for themselves out of absolutely nothing. Pushing you to always find new opportunities and how you can always do what you strive to do depending on how much work you’re willing to put in.
Which professional athlete do you most relate to?
The athlete I most relate to is New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady because he is always a good team player and is constantly working to improve himself.
You’re stranded on a deserted island with only a backpack of your most prized possessions. What’s in your backpack?
In my backpack I would have my phone.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank?
I would like to thank my parents, teachers, coaches and teammates for making my journey over the last four years an unforgettable experience.